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  • How One Landslide Win on Election Day Cost Two Stations $10 Million

    11/13/2014 11:08:40 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    tvspy.com ^ | 11/12/14 | Mark Joyella
    In local TV, nobody likes a landslide. Close races are more intriguing to cover for the newsroom, and they are far, far more lucrative for the sales department. An analysis by the Cincinnati Business Courier concludes the runaway win on Election Night by Ohio Governor John Kasich cost two Scripps stations, Cleveland ABC affiliate WEWS and Cincinnati ABC affiliate WCPO $10 million in lost revenue: “Political spending is about the footprint and the competitiveness of each individual race,” Scripps CFO Tim Wesolowski said during a conference call for Scripps executives to talk to investors and analysts about the company’s third-quarter...
  • NBA Cavaliers' Dion Waiters Informs Media That He Is Muslim, Plans to Skip National Anthems

    11/09/2014 12:52:04 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 98 replies
    Northeast Ohio Media Group ^ | November 7, 2014 | Chris Haynes,
    Dion Waiters informs Northeast Ohio Media Group that he is a Muslim and plans to skip national anthems • Update: Dion Waiters clarifies remarks about his pregame ritual, will be there for anthems DENVER, Colo. – Prior to the Cavaliers getting set to take on the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, one of their players was missing from the pregame opening events. Dion Waiters was nowhere to be found when the national anthem was being sung. He was absent when the starting lineups were introduced. It was the first game of the season that he was coming off the bench. He...
  • Waiters denies skipping anthem for religious reasons; stands for it Friday

    11/08/2014 11:09:27 AM PST · by Kazan · 29 replies
    CBS Sportsline ^ | 11/7/2014 | Matt Moore
    UPDATE: There has been a Twitter denial (from Waiters), which is strange because the original story used a direct quote: Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters told Cleveland.com he recently informed Cavs ownership that he is Muslim and that he will abstain from joining his team during the national anthem, doing so Wednesday night in Utah -- though Waiters did stand with the Cavs during Friday's anthem at Denver. On Wednesday, the first game Waiters was coming off the bench for Cleveland, he was not on the floor during the anthem or when the starters were introduced. Waiters told the Northeast...
  • ssue 35: Cleveland's traffic cameras to be removed

    11/07/2014 8:49:30 AM PST · by OneLoyalAmerican · 6 replies
    WKYC-TV Cleveland | 7:06 a.m. EST November 5, 2014 | WKYC Staff
    A Gannett propaganda outlet is the source. http://www.wkyc.com/story/news/traffic/cameras/2014/11/04/issue-35-clevelands-trafficspeed-cameras-will-be-removed/18509815/
  • Nurse on flights may have had worse case of Ebola

    10/17/2014 10:51:36 PM PDT · by knak · 35 replies
    DENVER The president of Frontier Airlines says a nurse who was on flights between Dallas and Cleveland and who later tested positive for Ebola may have been at a more advanced stage of the illness than previously thought.Barry Biffle emailed employees Friday about the findings by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He said the CDC has assured the Denver-based airline that crewmembers on the flights are at a very low risk of exposure.The airline put the pilots and flight attendants on leave for 21 days, which health experts consider the outer limit of how long it would take someone...
  • Another EIGHTY FOUR people under observation for Ebola in Ohio

    10/19/2014 4:58:41 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 55 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | October 18, 2014 | Michael Zennie and Louise Boyle
    Health officials in Ohio are monitoring more than 100 people following the visit by a Dallas nurse who tested positive for Ebola shortly after returning to Texas from the Cleveland area. Officials stressed Saturday that none of those being monitored are sick. State officials had announced on Friday that 16 people Amber Vinson had contact with were being monitored. Officials say the sharp increase is a result of the identification of airline passengers who flew with Vinson between Dallas and Cleveland and the identification of people who also visited the dress shop where her bridesmaids were trying on dresses. Vinson's...
  • Cuyahoga County to Centralize Ebola Cases at One Cleveland Hospital (Ohio)

    10/17/2014 1:52:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Cleveland Leader ^ | October 17, 2014 | Julie Kent
    One day after visiting the Cleveland and Akron areas last weekend, a Dallas nurse was diagnosed with Ebola virus and may have been contagious while on her return flight home. There are now 16 people in both Cuyahoga County and Summit County that are being monitored by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and one person that is being officially quarantined. Now that the deadly virus has arrived in the U.S. and has had an encounter in Cleveland, local officials are stepping up their efforts to make sure that our area hospitals, health organizations and safety forces can...
  • Nurse may have had symptoms of Ebola longer than first thought

    10/16/2014 8:20:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    CNN Health ^ | October 16, 2014 | Greg Botelho
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Are you on the front lines of Ebola? We'd like to hear your story.A nurse with Ebola may have shown symptoms of the virus as many as four days before authorities once indicated, meaning that she might have been contagious while flying on not just one, but two commercial flights, officials said Thursday. Amber Vinson was hospitalized Tuesday, one day after she took a Frontier flight from Cleveland to Dallas. Tests later found that Vinson -- who was among those who cared for Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, at Dallas' Texas Health...
  • Seven in Ohio confirm contact with nurse Ebola patient, in quarantine

    10/16/2014 10:39:08 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 46 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10-16-2014 | Kim Palmer
    Seven people who had confirmed contact with the second Texas nurse diagnosed with Ebola during her visit to Ohio over the weekend are in voluntary quarantine and have not shown symptoms of the virus, county public health officials said on Thursday.
  • Frontier jet that carried Ebola patient made five more flights

    10/15/2014 7:06:23 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 30 replies
    L.A.Times ^ | October 15, 2014 | HUGO MARTIN, DAN WEIKEL
    The Frontier Airlines jet that carried a Dallas healthcare worker diagnosed with Ebola made five additional flights after her trip before it was taken out of service, according to a flight-monitoring website.
  • Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth System- Some of their nurses were aboard flight with Vinson

    10/15/2014 5:50:23 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 24 replies
    FOX News8 Cleveland ^ | 10-15-2013 | Kara Sutyak and CNNwire,
    Northeast Ohio hospitals released the following information Wednesday night after a Dallas nurse traveled through Cleveland before being diagnosed with Ebola. “Today, we learned that Cleveland Clinic and The MetroHealth System had employees – mostly nurses – aboard the Frontier flight from Dallas to Cleveland on October 10, returning from a nursing conference in Texas. That flight included the Dallas nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola when she returned to Dallas on October 13. Both health systems have put all of our employees who were on that flight on paid leave while we will monitor their health daily. We are...
  • Obama Is Risking a U.S. Ebola Outbreak for His Own Ambitions

    10/15/2014 9:27:18 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 19 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | 10/15/2014 | Liz Peek
    Six years ago he put his legacy-building healthcare legislation ahead of the need to create jobs and reboot our fragile economy. Today, his ambition to be a hero to Africa is undermining common sense approaches to protecting Americans from the Ebola virus. At issue is the enormous popularity of George W. Bush in Africa, a love affair that highlights how little, by comparison, Mr. Obama has done for that continent. As The New York Times reported in 2013, Bush “is seen as a lifesaver who as president helped arrest a deadly epidemic [AIDS] and promoted development of impoverished lands.” As...
  • 2nd Ebola patient flew Frontier Airlines on Monday!

    10/15/2014 8:23:14 AM PDT · by Toespi · 29 replies
    Fox News
    Flight #1143 Cleveland to Dallas are being asked to check in with CDC.
  • CDC Demands 132 Passengers That Flew With 2nd Ebola Patient Report For Testing

    10/15/2014 9:14:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 156 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/15/2014 | Tyler Durden
    But, but, but they said it wasn't contagious unless you came into contact with bodily fluids. According to the CDC, the 2nd health-care worker infected with Ebola traveled on Frontier Flight 1143 from Cleveland to Dallas on October 13th and are asking all 132 passengers on the flight to get tested. One question... what about the thousands of people that those 132 passengers came in contact with in the last 2 days? NEW TEXAS EBOLA PATIENT FLEW DOMESTICALLY NIGHT BEFORE FEVER APPEARED -- CDC Via Bloomberg, Second health-care worker with Ebola traveled on Frontier flight 1143 from Cleveland to...
  • Frontier Airlines Statement (CDC letter second ebola patient Dallas)

    10/15/2014 8:52:52 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 145 replies
    Twitter/NBC ^ | 10/15/14 | CDC/Frontier Airlines
    JUST IN: CDC & Frontier Airlines: 2nd health care worker diagnosed with Ebola flew from Cleveland to Dallas on Monday
  • CDC- Newest Ebola patient flew Frontier Airlines Flight 1143 day before diagnosis

    10/15/2014 8:24:29 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 325 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10-15-2014 | CNBC
    This story is developing. Please check back for further updates.
  • 2nd health care worker with Ebola flew from Cleveland to Dallas on Frontier day before presenting

    10/15/2014 8:33:03 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 80 replies
    BreakingNews.com ^ | 10-15-2014 | Unknown to me
    2nd health care worker with Ebola flew from Cleveland to Dallas on Frontier Airlines the day before presenting symptoms, according to CDC, Frontier - @NBCNews
  • Cleveland Turn In (buyback) will Destroy Valuable Guns

    09/08/2014 2:56:36 PM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Cleveland held its annual gun turn in "buy back" today, 6 September.   People turned in 270 firearms.  The term "buy back" is a pure propaganda term, because the guns never belonged to the people who are buying them.   From 19actionnews.com: The Cleveland Police Department's eighth annual buyback seemed successful, taking in 270 weapons during the event, including seven shotguns, 10 rifles and 253 handguns. Some of the guns were much more valuable than the $100 gift card given for handguns, or the $200 gift card given for semi-automatic long guns.   Some of the guns, such as the older...
  • Obama opens Gay Games with surprise video message

    08/10/2014 8:20:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 10, 2014 10:38 AM EDT
    President Barack Obama has helped kick off the international Gay Games in Cleveland with a surprise video message shown at the opening ceremonies. […] The president said the United States has come a long way in its commitment to equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. He also noted that some athletes come from places where publicly acknowledging their sexual orientation can put them at risk. …
  • Obama Makes Surprise Appearance to Kick Off Gay Games

    08/10/2014 2:22:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | August 9, 2014 | Paula Bolyard
    President Obama made a surprise video appearance at the opening ceremonies of the 2014 Gay Games in Cleveland on Saturday. Joining Greg Louganis, Lance Bass, the Pointer Sisters, and Broadway’s Andrea McArdle and Alex Newell in celebrating the event, Obama said, “Since 1982 the Gay Games have given lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender athletes and supporters around the world a chance to come together to compete, celebrate, and inspire others.” President Obama, who is vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard, noted how the country has changed since the games began in 1982. “We’ve also seen America change in that time, even since...
  • James Won’t Screw Up Our Convention, GOP Insists

    07/14/2014 11:40:40 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 12 replies
    "(WASHINGTON) -- The Republican Party says they anticipated LeBron James’ move back to Cleveland and the NBA star won’t be able to block their convention plans."
  • VANITY - Lifelong Baltimorean in Praise of Cleveland

    07/14/2014 8:27:56 AM PDT · by scouter · 23 replies
    Vanity | 7/14/2014 | Matthew Collins
    I posted this as a response in another thread, but thought I'd also post it as a vanity, in case someone else might see it and decide to look beyond the reputation of the city to see what it might really have to offer. I've lived in Baltimore almost my whole life. And despite its problems, I love it. Those who don't know it will knock it, but it really is a great place to live, politics notwithstanding. But Cleveland was a complete unknown to me until I forced my daughter to consider attending Case Western Reserve University for nursing...
  • LeBron: I'm coming back to Cleveland

    07/11/2014 9:31:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    SI ^ | July 11, 2014 | LeBron James
    Before anyone ever cared where I would play basketball, I was a kid from Northeast Ohio. It’s where I walked. It’s where I ran. It’s where I cried. It’s where I bled. It holds a special place in my heart. People there have seen me grow up. I sometimes feel like I’m their son. Their passion can be overwhelming. But it drives me. I want to give them hope when I can. I want to inspire them when I can. My relationship with Northeast Ohio is bigger than basketball. I didn’t realize that four years ago. I do now.
  • Cleveland Gas Station Features Grotesque Anti-Semitic Images

    06/05/2014 4:31:11 AM PDT · by SJackson · 94 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | June 4, 2014
    JNS.org – A Cleveland gas station owned by a Palestinian American is drawing attention for a series of grotesque anti-Israel and anti-Semitic murals featured on its walls. The gas station and convenience store called Biggie’s, located on East 55th Street and Cedar Ave in Cleveland, is owned by Palestinian-American Brahim “Abe” Ayad, who has been the target of criticism for several years due to the hateful images, the Cleveland Jewish News reported. One of the most offensive images is that of a so-called “Talmudic Priest” wearing a yarmulke while circumcising an infant with his teeth, accompanied by the words “sex...
  • Muslim Cab Drivers Quit Over Cleveland’s Gay Games Promo

    04/14/2014 7:20:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Outlook Columbus ^ | 04/14/2014
    Some Cleveland taxi drivers are dropping out of a dedicated cab service at the city’s airport because they don’t want to drive vehicles with signs promoting the upcoming Gay Games.WOIO-TV in Cleveland reported that at least 17 drivers have refused to drive cabs with Gay Games signs. Most of the drivers are Muslim and have cited religious objections, the station said.Cleveland Hopkins International Airport hosts a dedicated service in which three local cab companies use special vehicles and preset rates.According to the airport website, the drivers who participate in the service receive “enhanced customer-service training.”Gay Games Executive Director Tom Nobbe...
  • Cleveland Clinic CEO: 3/4 Of Obamacare Signups Will Face Higher Premiums

    03/30/2014 11:30:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 3/30/14 | Staff
    A leading healthcare expert poured cold water on the administration’s recent Obamacare enthusiasm, saying that three quarters of those signed up will face higher premiums than under their previous insurance. “Out of people that have signed up about three quarters will find premiums higher than previously with other insurance,” Dr. Toby Cosgrove, CEO of the Cleveland Clinic said on Fox News Sunday. “Hospitals are going to be paid less for what they do,” Cosgrove continued. “And we also know insurers are paying less too. We have to become more efficient in how we deliver care which is a big changefor...
  • Who Will Lead the Fight to Catholicize the Summer Reading Lists at Catholic High Schools?

    03/28/2014 5:07:59 PM PDT · by Diago · 31 replies
    The Culture of Life Review ^ | 3/28/2014 | Brother Decan
    Last summer, Carl E. Olson at Catholic World Report, exposed the horrendous state of Catholic high school summer reading lists by highlighting one particularly smutty and ludicrously vulgar novel assigned to incoming freshmen at St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland.  And St. Ignatius wasn't alone - a quick google search revealed that dozens of other Catholic schools had assigned the same poorly written piece of garbage.  We really don't want to revisit here all the gratuitously lewd, crude and lascivious passages in this very unfortunates selection for teen reading. But for purposes of background and so that others can grasp the gravity...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Mob of teens attack man in downtown Cleveland

    02/14/2014 8:55:57 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 21 replies
    Feb 11, 2014 | Ed Gallek
    EXCLUSIVE: Mob of teens attack man in downtown Cleveland Updated: Feb 11, 2014 By Ed Gallek Ed Gallek talks to Matthew Robinson, the latest victim in a downtown attack There's evidence of more violent teens running around the heart of downtown Cleveland. A disabled Army vet spoke out about the latest attack that happened Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. Matthew Robinson told our Ed Gallek he was riding RTA's Healthline when six to eight teenagers surrounded him on the bus, and then started following him. Then, he said they attacked, took his stuff, and videotaped what they were doing. The incident...
  • Travelers at Cleveland Hopkins Airport brace for cuts by United Airlines (60%+ of flights to be cut)

    02/01/2014 7:24:31 PM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 46 replies
    cleveland.com ^ | February 01, 2014 | Stephanie Kuzydym
    CLEVELAND, Ohio – United Airlines confirmed Saturday that departures from Cleveland will be cut by about 60 percent due to unprofitable operations in the city. Northeast Ohio Media Group spoke with several travelers to get their feelings on what the cutbacks will mean. Here’s what they had to say: Omar Garcia of Cleveland uses United to fly to Puerto Rico. It’s what he’s flown since he came to America five years ago from Bayamon, Puerto Rico. It’s the same airline his mother, brothers, sisters and their families used to move to America. He was at the airport Saturday to pick...
  • Parents revolt against public schools leave buildings empty

    01/31/2014 1:28:43 PM PST · by usalady · 52 replies
    Examiner ^ | Jan. 31, 2014 | Martha
    As those in power continues to hang onto the 19th century model of education or accept Common Core indoctrination for their students, parents are moving toward becoming the “deciders” as they chose charter and private schools, homeschooling, and online programs, it is leaving thousands of empty school buildings all across America. According to a recent study among the cities with vacant school buildings are
  • 10-year-old girls want Jim Tressel as next Cleveland Browns coach

    01/02/2014 7:57:05 PM PST · by publius321 · 20 replies
    Although a little crass, these girls make more cogent points than the sports analysts I've heard regarding who should coach the Cleveland Browns...(Video)
  • Cleveland Browns to fire Chudzinski...rumor

    12/29/2013 5:07:47 PM PST · by 88keys · 15 replies
    88keys ^ | today | 88keys
    Rumor has it Rob Chudzinski (sic) will be fired as Browns coach after today's loss to Pittsburgh. IMHO, it's Lombardi and Banner that ought to be fired. Just saying. Five Pro-Bowler's plus one alternate, and an abysmal record...this tells me it's not the coach, it's the player personnel he was given to work with. Perhaps the Browns really could re-build, like KC did, but not if there is absolutely no stability to the program, and we have "back-stabbing crap-weasels" in charge of the draft/front office (quote from a friend - sums it up, check the history in C-town!)...
  • OH:Suspected robber shot dead during Cleveland home invasion identified by medical examiner

    12/29/2013 8:46:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 34 replies
    cleveland.com ^ | 18 December, 2013 | Brandon Blackwell
    CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the Cleveland man shot dead Tuesday morning while he and another suspect invaded an East Side home in an attempted robbery. Officials say Robert L. Brown, 20, died near the Rudyard Road home where he and another man beat and pistol-whipped resident Everton Mosby, 24. Mosby shot Brown and cohort Willie R. Riley, 27, about 2:30 a.m. The suspects approached Mosby in his driveway and forced him inside the home, police said. Mosby, who is licensed to carry a concealed weapon, was able to reach his weapon and open...
  • Snowstorm Expands: To Impact More Than 110 Million

    12/14/2013 7:07:15 AM PST · by george76 · 152 replies
    AccuWeather ^ | December 14, 2013 | Alex Sosnowski
    Heavy snow and travel disruptions will spread from the Midwest and into the Northeast as the day progresses on Saturday. The snowstorm will span more than 1,000 miles. Snow will fall on and impact every major city and rural area from St. Louis to Boston, including Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and New York City. The area encompasses about 110 million people.
  • A Christmas Story tour: Where to celebrate the movie's 30th anniversary in Cleveland

    12/05/2013 10:59:22 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 44 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | December 05, 2013 | By Laura DeMarco
    The A Christmas Story House and Museum is not the only way fans can celebrate the film's legacy in Cleveland. Read on for a guide to all things "A Christmas Story"– just don't shoot your eye out. A Christmas Story House and Museum: Open seven days a week, year-round, at 3159 West 11th St. in Cleveland's Tremont neighborhood. Call 216-298-4919 or email info@achristmasstoryhouse.com. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Tours of the house run every 30 minutes. Regular admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $6 for children (ages 7 to 12) and free...
  • Obama to talk economy during visit to Cleveland steel plant

    11/12/2013 6:48:04 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 27 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | Nov 12, 2013 | Joe Vardon
    Obama to talk economy during visit to Cleveland steel plant By Joe Vardon The Columbus Dispatch Tuesday November 12, 2013 5:46 AM President Barack Obama won re-election in Ohio last year on the winds of the argument that the economy here and elsewhere was improving. On Thursday, he’ll be back, but Democrats’ message on the economy has changed now that the goal is to defeat Republican Gov. John Kasich next fall. Obama will visit the ArcelorMittal steel plant in Cleveland to “deliver remarks on the economy and the strength of American manufacturing,” said a White House official. How Obama’s talk...
  • Ohio Report Cites Possibility That Ariel Castro Died Auto-Erotic Asphyxiation, Not Suicide

    10/10/2013 8:36:42 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 39 replies
    ABC ^ | 10/10/13 | AP via CBS
    Ohio report cites possibility that Ariel Castro died auto-erotic asphyxiation, not suicide.
  • Cleveland Clinic to cut $330 million from next year's budget, may cut jobs

    09/18/2013 10:12:43 AM PDT · by Kip Russell · 19 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | Sept 18, 2013 | Brie Zeltner
    Cleveland Clinic Chief Executive Toby Cosgrove told employees this morning that the health system may have to eliminate jobs to meet a target of cutting $330 million from its 2014 budget. The Clinic will first offer early voluntary retirement to about 3,000 employees, who will be notified in October. It’s not clear if any further cuts in staff could be avoided if all these employees choose to retire, however. About 60 percent of the hospital system’s costs are in labor, salaries and benefits, said spokeswoman Eileen Sheil, and “there’s only so much you can do with non-staff cost cutting. “Healthcare...
  • Twitter Reports Ariel Castro Dead

    09/03/2013 9:17:40 PM PDT · by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better · 55 replies
    Twitter is buzzing with this rumor, hung himself in cell, I can't find any media reports yet.
  • Ariel Castro found dead in cell

    09/03/2013 9:25:28 PM PDT · by Gigantor · 21 replies
    Ariel Castro found dead hanged in cell
  • Official says convicted Ohio kidnapper Ariel Castro has killed himself in prison. More ...

    09/03/2013 9:38:06 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 55 replies
    Ohio corrections officials say Ariel Castro who held three women captive in his home for nearly a decade has committed suicide at a state prison facility. Spokeswoman JoEllen Smith says 53-year-old Castro was found hanging in his cell around 9:20 p.m. Tuesday at the Correctional Reception Center in Orient. Prison medical staff performed CPR before Castro was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
  • Report: Ariel Castro dead

    09/03/2013 9:48:11 PM PDT · by Jim from C-Town · 70 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/4/2013
    Ariel Castro, who pleaded guilty to more than 900 counts of kidnapping, rape and murder, was found dead in his cell,
  • Literally, The Police State Is Coming

    08/30/2013 6:27:15 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 36 replies
    Alan Levy, Gun Owner | 8/30/13 | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    In between bowls of chicken poodle soup and deciding to provide air cover for al-Qaeda in Syria, our Dear Leader, Barack Hussein Obama, found time to meet with mayors from our crumbling major cities. From Justin Sink of The Hill: *** "President Obama told a collection of big-city mayors Tuesday at the White House that he would continue to use executive actions to combat gun violence plaguing major cities. In the meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder and the mayors of 18 cities from across the nation, Obama discussed commonly applicable strategies to reduce youth violence. 'He also vowed to...
  • Cleveland Police Disciplining 75 Cops After An Unarmed Couple Was Shot At 137 Times

    08/06/2013 7:37:04 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 135 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/02/2013 | Pamela Engel
    Cleveland police officials said Friday they're disciplining 75 of officers for their involvement in a police chase that ended in the shooting deaths of an unarmed man and woman, The Plain Dealer reports. The pair were shot at 137 times while in their car, parked in a middle school parking lot. No officers were injured in what police called a "full blown-out" firefight. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine told reporters in February that "there is nothing normal about this case. ... This is a tragedy." In November, about 60 police vehicles pursued the two suspects in a 25-minute chase spanning...
  • Plain Dealer in Cleveland cuts about one-third of newsroom staff, plans 3-day-a-week delivery

    07/31/2013 3:19:04 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 31, 2013
    The Plain Dealer in Cleveland cut about a third of its newsroom staff Wednesday, months after announcing it was reducing home delivery of the newspaper. About 50 reporters, photographers, page designers and other Newspaper Guild-covered employees received layoff notices, according to the guild.
  • Cleveland police, report refute Texas Rangers’ reliever Tanner Scheppers memory of Thursday attack

    07/28/2013 1:54:51 PM PDT · by DFG · 9 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 07/28/2013 | Evan Grant
    A day after Tanner Scheppers reported he was unavailable after being “sucker-punched” while leaving a Cleveland restaurant, a different version of the story is being reported, as well. In it, Scheppers was the instigator in a fight at a Cleveland restaurant/bar at approximately 2:30 a.m.. He was one of three Rangers at Pannini’s, along with reliever Joe Nathan and catcher A.J. Pierzynski. According to an unnamed source in local weekly Cleveland Scene, Scheppers “lost a bar fight. He had 10 chances to walk away before this happened.”
  • Rangers’ Tanner Scheppers cleared for action after being assaulted in Cleveland

    07/27/2013 7:26:11 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 55 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | July 27, 2013 | Mark Townsend
    Life on the road can be dangerous for professional athletes. Unfortunately for Texas Rangers reliever Tanner Scheppers, he found that out the hard way after the team arrived in Cleveland on Thursday night for their weekend series against the Indians. According to Drew Davison of the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, Scheppers was attacked by a group of young males in downtown Cleveland after going out for a food run. The assault took place about two blocks away from the team's hotel, and as a result Scheppers was unavailable to pitch on Friday night after suffering a laceration near his left eye...
  • Texas Rangers reliever Tanner Scheppers attacked on Cleveland street

    07/27/2013 1:49:36 PM PDT · by DFG · 53 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 07/27/2013 | Evan Grant
    <p>Texas Rangers RHP Tanner Scheppers was not available in Friday’s extra-inning loss to Cleveland because he was dealing with the after-effects of being attacked by “several young males,” on a street two blocks from the team hotel Thursday night.</p> <p>Scheppers said he was out getting food Thursday night when he was attacked and “sucker-punched.” He did not recall the time, but did contact the police. A report was not filed after Scheppers said police told him it was unlikely that anybody would be apprehended.</p>
  • Prosecutors to offer life without parole plus 1,000 years in Cleveland kidnappings plea deal

    07/25/2013 8:41:09 PM PDT · by Jeff Winston · 26 replies
    NBC News ^ | Jul 25, 2013 | Kate Snow, Richard Esposito and Erin McClam, NBC News
    Ohio prosecutors Thursday were close to reaching a plea deal with Ariel Castro, the Cleveland man accused of kidnapping three women and holding them captive for a decade. That deal, which he is expected to accept, is life without parole with an additional 1,000 years, NBC News has learned.
  • OH:Cleveland man shoots intruder holding fiancée at gunpoint; Resident applauded by councilman

    07/19/2013 10:42:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    newsnet5.com ^ | 19 July, 2013 | Deb Lee
    CLEVELAND - A Cleveland man is being praised by a city councilman for shooting an armed intruder at his Pawnee Avenue home Tuesday. "Whoever shot this dirt bag ought to get a medal," Ward 11 Councilman Mike Polensek said. "I might get a proclamation for him.” It all started when Jacquella Lattimore left the house to take her children to camp. Police say she was accosted by three men who were trying to force her back into the house at gunpoint. What the intruders apparently didn't know is that Lattimore's fiancé, Johnny Bridges, was watching from the window with his...